I'm wondering if someone on the infra team can give me some pointers on how to approach something, and looking for any general feedback as well.
Background ========== We've had things like the DocImpact tag that could be added to commit messages that would tie into some automation to create a launchpad bug when that commit merged. While we had a larger docs team and out-of-tree docs, I think this really helped us make sure we didn't lose track of needed documentation updates. I was able to find part of how that is implemented in jeepyb: http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-infra/jeepyb/tree/jeepyb/cmd/notify_impact.py Current Challenge ================= Similar to the need to follow up with documentation, I've seen a lot of cases where projects have added features or made other changes that impact downstream consumers of that project. Most often, I've seen cases where something like python-cinderclient adds some functionality, but it is on projects like Horizon or python-openstackclient to proactively go out and discover those changes. Not only just seeking out those changes, but also evaluating whether a given change should have any impact on their project. So we've ended up in a lot of cases where either new functionality isn't made available through these interfaces until a cycle or two later, or probably worse, cases where something is now broken with no one aware of it until an actual end user hits a problem and files a bug. ClientImpact Plan ================= I've run this by a few people and it seems to have some support. Or course I'm open to any other suggestions. What I would like to do is add a ClientImpact tag handling that could be added very similarly to DocImpact. The way I see it working is it would work in much the same way where project's can use this to add the tag to a commit message when they know it is something that will require additional work in OSC or Horizon (or others). Then when that commit merges, automation would create a launchpad bug and/or Storyboard story, including a default set of client projects. Perhaps we can find some way to make those impacted clients configurable by source project, but that could be a follow-on optimization. I am concerned that this could create some extra overhead for these projects. But my hope is it would be a quick evaluation by a bug triager in those projects where they can, hopefully, quickly determine if a change does not in fact impact them and just close the ones they don't think require any follow on work. I do hope that this will save some time and speed things up overall for these projects to be notified that there is something that needs their attention without needing someone to take the time to actively go out and discover that. Help Needed =========== From the bits I've found for the DocImpact handling, it looks like it should not be too much effort to implement the logic to handle a ClientImpact flag. But I have not been able to find all the moving parts that work together to perform that automation. If anyone has any background knowledge on how DocImpact is implemented and can give me a few pointers, I think I should be able to take it from there to get this implemented. Or if there is someone that knows this well and is interested in working on some of the implementation, that would be very welcome too! Sean __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev